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The politics of religion: Wright to Warren

President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration next month.

Warren is staunchly opposed to gay marriage and supported Prop 8 in California. A very “Christian” attitude. Clearly Obama is trying to appeal to conservatives, but to give a prominent role to a bigot like Warren seems counter to the inclusiveness Obama promotes.

Warren is the high-profile evangelical preacher and founder of California’s Saddleback megachurch, the fourth largest church in the nation.

Obama is crazy like a fox and tapping Warren may work for him, but given that any mix of politics and religion bothers me, I find it particularly disturbing.

"Nothing is more dangerous than ignorance and intolerance armed with power." ~ Voltaire

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